Earlier this week I watched Samantha Brown's - Vancouver on the Travel Channel. In one hour she showed us some incredible sights to see in and around the Vancouver area including many venues where the 2010 Winter Olympics will be held, starting tonight.
The Olympic motto is "Citius, Altius, Fortius." These three Latin words mean "Swifter, Higher, Stronger." Baron de Coubertin borrowed the motto from Father Henri Martin Dideon, the headmaster of Arcueil College in Paris. Father Dideon used the motto to describe the great achievements of the athletes at his school. Coubertin felt it could be used to describe the goals of great athletes all over the World.
In honor of the Olympic spirit, I have created the following using Something Sweet stamp set and the Scallop Edge punch.
[above] I am holding the Olympic torch with the woman who carried it through Cooloola, QLD, Australia in 2000. (Pic taken 2001.)
[above] After you scallop the edge of you card, use Dotto removable adhesive to help you get the accent color card stock (my card uses Brilliant Blue) to line up with the edge of your card. Apply it to the inside of your card at the bottom. (Unable to see it here.)
[above] Open your card and place the accent card stock at the bottom edge. Then apply SNAIL adhesive, so the accent piece will stick to the inside front of your card.
[above] Close your card and press firmly so SNAIL "grabs" the accent piece.
[above] Carefully open your card and rub away the little blue dots that Dotto leaves behind. (I love Dotto as a removable temporary adhesive. Keep in mind it it quite strong for being a temp adhesive.)
[above] Finished card. I use Brilliant Blue, Basic Black, Real Red, Summer Sun, and Gloriuos Green for the Olympic rings in my Olympic symbol.
Let the Games begin!
Leave me a comment if you will be watching the games this year. My favorite is ice hockey, but I really do enjoy watching all the athletes compete in all the events!
All Olympic info, including TV schedules, medal counts, and more can be found here: Vancouver 2010